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Grilled Caprese Sandwich on Sourdough

Here it is :Grilled Caprese Sandwich with Prosciutto, Fresh Mozzarella, Havarti, Sliced Tomato, and Fresh Basil!

Grilled Caprese Sandwich

I have been craving a Caprese Salad for days, that wonderful flavor of fresh Basil, Mozzeralla and Vine Ripened Tomato.  But then waited to long for lunch so thought I would make it a little more hearty.  And here is what became of that craving.

Caprese Sandwich up close!

If you are wondering where that extra sprig of Basil went after the pictures?  Right into the sandwich of course.

Grilled Caprese Sandwich on Sourdough

2 Slices Sourdough Bread
2 slices thin sliced Prosciutto
6 big Basil Leaves
1-2 Thinly slices of  Havarti Cheese
Thinly Sliced Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 Thinly sliced Vine ripened Tomato

Heat non stick skillet to medium low, and mist or rub Olive Oil on 1 side of each bread slice.  Place first slice oils side down and top with the Havarti slices, Prosciutto, and then Mozzarella cheese.  Cover with 2nd slice.  I covered the Sandwich while grilling with a piece of foil to keep the heat in to melt the cheese without over cooking the bread.

Slice the Tomato and then place the slices on a couple of pieces of paper towel to drain, this help keep the sandwich from becoming soggy.  When the cheeses are melted add the Tomato slices and Fresh Basil leaves!  That is it.  I thought about a drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar, but tried it without and it was outstanding!  Maybe next time.

By the way, the Havarti added an additional flavor that just enhanced the whole Sandwich.  I am a big fan of using 2 different cheeses even in a basic Grilled Cheese Sandwich.



March 12, 2011 Posted by | Egg Free, Fun with Friends, Italian, recipes, Sandwiches & Wraps | , , , , , , | Leave a comment